Sep 17, 2021  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog

Police Science (AAS)

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: The curriculum has two primary purposes: (1) to prepare the student for career services in law enforcement and related occupations, and (2) to provide the first two years of an academic foundation for transfer into a four-year liberal arts program or professional degree program in the discipline. This curriculum is applicable to both the preparatory student and the experienced officer.

Occupational Objectives: Career development for individuals seeking positions such as commercial and industrial security officer; local, state, or federal law enforcement officer; police officer; private or government investigator; or corrections officer. Students should note that the following qualifications are prerequisites for employment with many law enforcement agencies: (1) excellent physical condition, free from any physical or mental conditions which might adversely affect acceptance or performance as a law enforcement officer; (2) normal hearing, color vision, and eye function; (3) weight in proportion to height; (4) excellent moral character: no convictions of any crime involving moral turpitude or any felony, and no excessive number of traffic citations. A background investigation is usually conducted by the employing agency prior to employment.

Graduation Requirement: Students entering the Police Science associate degree program are required to take one writing intensive course in order to graduate. The writing intensive course for this program is ADJ 236  which has a prerequisite of ENG 111  and ENG 112 . Students who are awarded transfer credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the writing intensive course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another writing intensive course (WIC).

Students in this associate degree program are required to take at least on Civic Engagement (CE) course to gradaute.  

First Year

Second Year

Total minimum credits: 61

1Students may substitute a higher-level math course.  

2Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.

3 A maximum of eight semester hours of ADJ 290  Internship may be taken.

4 Approved ADJ electives include ADJ 115 , ADJ 116 , ADJ 140 , ADJ 170, ADJ 161, ADJ 227, ADJ 232 , and ADJ 240.

5 ADJ 236  is a writing intensive course.

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